31 top Oslo wine restaurants 2023
From classic bistro style restaurants to eclectic and fine dining – Oslo has a wide range of venues that offer wine lists for wine enthusiasts. Interested in particular Italians or have you discovered that champagne really goes with everything? Do you prefer older vintages every day over young and fruity?
Go deep into Burgundy while enjoying dim sum, enjoy natural wines with the hautest neo Nordic cuisine – or find a classic kitchen with classic wines. Enjoy the tour in Oslo and bon appétit!
Phone: +47 23 32 83 00
Address: Mariboes gate 7B, Oslo
Arakataka in central Oslo is a restaurant and wine bar which continues to build one of the most interesting wine lists in Oslo. In the restaurant a seasonal menu is offered while modern bar food is served in the more informal wine bar.
Phone: +47 22 42 60 88
Address: Christiania Torv 4, Oslo
Few places in Oslo have such staying power as Brasserie Hansken. Established in 1997 it's still extremely popular with locals as well as travellers and has a longstanding reputation for quality. Located in the picturesque Christiania Torv, it's surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in Oslo. The waterfront is just a quick stroll away, and in the summertime, the outdoor terrace is a bustling, busy sight. The cuisine, as well as the interior, is classic French with a Scandinavian flair, and the staff is both service-minded and experienced, making it a favourite venue for business lunches as...
Phone: +47 464 33 555
Address: Elisenbergveien 19, Frogner, Oslo
Brasserie Ouest is located in the quiet and distinguished Frogner area in the western part of Oslo. In the classic French brasserie surroundings you can enjoy a classic menu with a good selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. The wine list mirrors the French cuisine and covers a wide range of France's classic regions, but allows for other regions from Europe and the new world to pair with everything from frog legs, oysters, charcuterie and more substantial dishes like steak tartare or bouillabaisse.
Phone: +47 22 38 00 88
Address: Eiriks gate 2, Oslo
The traditional Nordic cuisine has received a modern makeover at the wine bar and bistro Brutus in Oslo. To go with the sharing plates there is nothing but natural wine chosen from farmers they trust.
Phone: +47 22 11 08 00
Address: Pilestredet 27, Oslo
Beijing Palace might be more famous for their wine list than their food. The blue suede sofas gives a warm touch to the otherwise clean and simple interior right in the middle of Oslo city center. The Chinese menu is long, but it is the simple and sublime dim sum that attracts Oslo’s wine enthusiasts.
Phone: +47 23 20 23 23
Address: Fredensborgveien 44, Oslo
Tucked in between old wood houses and brand new apartment buildings in the outskirts of central Oslo, Chez Colin is an everyday French bistro with a French wine list out of the ordinary. There is always a perfect match to the fresh oysters, moules au frites or the stirred steak tartare. Chez Colin was established only in 2015, but has already managed to build one of the most interesting new wine cellars in Oslo.
Phone: +47 23 98 98 98
Address: Ingelbrecht Knudssøns gate 1, Oslo
In the west part of Oslo’s city center, Cru has gained a reputation as a wine bar with a personal and interesting wine list. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the wine bar section and share a few French bistro courses or go for a full menu of modern British cuisine in the restaurant. Cru has an extensive wine list which goes deep into classical European regions like Burgundy, Mosel and Champagne.
Phone: 22 41 55 55
Address: Prinsens gate 18, Oslo
In the middle of Oslo city center, Restaurant Einer shortly established itself as a reference for Nordic cuisine and natural wines. The open kitchen and the minimalistic, yet warm interior give a casual feel to the restaurant. Stepping inside, you are met by knowlegable sommeliers whether you are in the restaurant upstairs or the cozy wine bar Einbar that hides downstairs in an old potatoe cellar. The feel is different here, but the wine list is the same. Moroccan inspired lamps contrasts the minimalistic bar area and give a warm touch to the old brick walls. The wine list encompasses a wide...
Phone: +47 23 27 09 27
Address: Bygdøy allé 59, Oslo
Oslo’s Enoteca is an intimate Italian restaurant located in beautiful Frogner, always busy with local regulars stopping by for a classic Italian dish and a bottle from Enoteca’s well-sourced cellar. The Enoteca wine list is almost purely Italian and has a fine line up of classics like Barolo, Barbaresco and Tuscans. There’s always a solid list of wines by the glass as well.
Phone: +47 981 82 000
Address: Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo
Grand Prix Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2022
Oslo’s legendary Grand Café & Vinkjeller is located in Grand Hotel next to the city’s main street, Karl Johan. The wine bar downstairs offers a selection of finger food and small plates and among the 16000 bottles and 1500 labels, there should be something for all wine lovers. All main regions are covered on Grand Café & Vinkjeller’s wine list which is a textbook in classical wines. Every day there is also a selection of wines by the glass in this perfect hideaway from busy everyday life.
Phone: +47 479 78 087
Address: Sankt Olavs Plass 2, Oslo
Austrian Wine List of the Year Nordic, presented by Austrian Wine 2022
Happolati is a modern restaurant with a fun Asian inspired menu based on seasonal produce. The dining room feels light and open, and the elegant furniture balances the art of being trendy, yet comfortable and warm.
Phone: +47 466 73 718
Address: Københavngata 18, Oslo
Hotshop is a neighbourhood restaurant located in Grünerløkka. The venue has a raw contemporary Nordic feel to it with an open kitchen. They serve a fixed menu with in season produce, but it is also possible to enjoy a few dishes and a glass of wine in the small bar.
Phone: +47 21 60 01 01
Address: Maridalsveien 15a, Oslo
Californian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by California Wines 2021
Kontrast is located in the culinary area of Vulkan which used to be an industrial area by the Akerselva river. The Michelin starred restaurant offers the best produce of the season in both tasting menus and a la carte with beautiful presentations. If you choose one of the wine pairing menus you might be surprised by the modern touch to it, but Kontrast’s wine list is also worth a serious study before you dig in.
Address: Sofies gate 16, Oslo
Kolonialen Bislett is a neighbourhood restaurant at popular St.Hanshaugen. With the feel of a fine bistro in Paris, Kolonialen has chess patterned floors and custom made leather sofas. The restaurant serves a tasty bistro menu – and the owner’s very own home made sourdough bread.
Phone: +47 22 69 50 00
Address: Universitetsgata 12
In the middle of Oslo, Katla is a recently established restaurant and wine bar, with the chef joining from Pjoltergeist. In the restaurant an eight-course menu is served, while the wine bar has a menu served a la carte. The kitchen presents an eclectic set of dishes inspired by Iceland, Asia and South America.
Phone: +47 993 16 810
Address: Frognerveien 33, Oslo
Kolonihagen Frogner is a hidden gem in an old building in the beautiful Frogner area. Simple and organic is the core theme of the restaurant, which is as true for the wine list as it is for the menu. People gather in the atmospheric building around small dishes based on locally-sourced produce. The wine list is Eurocentric and medium sized, but to the point.
Phone: +47 23 65 32 30
Address: Youngs gate 7, Oslo
Lulu is an omakase restaurant which means that you follow the chef’s choice for the evening. Lulu’s omakase combines cuisines from around the world with a focus on Asia. This is echoed in Lulu’s wine list that focuses on wines that pairs well with Asian fusion.
Phone: +47 22 35 79 44
Address: Søndre gate 6, Oslo
By the Glass List of The Year Nordic, presented by Le Verre de Vin 2019
Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro is a family-owned bistro with ambiance and a hearty French menu. Have some oysters at the bar or enjoy a full menu in one of the dark leather sofas. The wine list at Le Benjamin is French, terroir driven and packed with top producers.
Phone: +47 22 37 22 97
Address: Torvbakkgata 12, (inngang Markveien ) 0550 Oslo
Perhaps Oslo’s first wine bar, Dr. Kneipp´s at Markveien Mat & Vinhus is an institution that continues to attract wine enthusiasts. The atmosphere in both the wine bar and restaurant area is relaxed and the worn dining room bears witness to conversations and bottles shared over three decades. Markveien Mat & Vinhus has a long and classic wine list from regions like France, Italy, Spain and the US. The wine list will also reveal some older vintages rarely found elsewhere.
Phone: +47 923 38 293
Address: Nordre gate 2, Oslo
Oslo's Nedre Foss Gård, the beautifully restored farm from the 1800s has a spacious dining room with an open kitchen also overlooking parts of the wine cellar. Wooden, fishbone floors, glamorous wall paper and custom-made leather sofas mixed with neo Scandinavian furniture sets the scene for long dinners or Sunday roasts accompanied by a bottle from their well curated wine cellar. French classics meet modern American wines, South Africa meets Australia. Across the yard, you will find the Radegast wine bar, also listed here on Star Wine List.
Phone: +47 456 85 022
Address: Ruseløkkveien 3, Oslo
Omakase is a Japanese restaurant offering an “omakase” menu, which means “to trust the chef”. With only 15 seats around the counter, Omakase offers a unique, personal Tokyo style eating experience. The Omakase Oslo beverage menu is broad with classical Japanese pairings like beer and a wide range of sakes, but the wine list has a selection to match the wide range of produce offered. Champagne and German riesling are well represented together with other major classic regions and a few surprises.
Phone: 22 56 43 00
Address: Sommerrogata 1, Oslo
Oslos iconic Thai restaurant Plah has reopened on the first floor of the new and exciting Hotel Sommerro in Solli Plass. They still offer a big tasting menu with innovative and tasty wine pairings. The list is especially strong on classic German wines!
Phone: +47 22 83 31 00
Address: Myntgata 9, Oslo
In the old part of Oslo city Center, Restaurant Festningen is seated close to Oslo Fortress and overlooks the port of Oslo. The restaurant is elegant with a touch of rusticness, and the food is classic with a modern touch. The restaurant can easily seat larger groups, yet manages to keep its cozy ambiance whether you are in a party of two or forty. The wine list of Festningen is long, classic and dominated by French wine, but you will find something from all corners of the world.
Phone: +47 22 41 88 00
Address: Rådhusgata 11, Oslo
Statholdergaarden is a classic fine dining restaurant in the Oslo city center. High ceilings, beautiful flower decorations and elegant chandeliers set a warm scene for a gastronomic experience with roots in the French kitchen. The wine cellar has around 500 labels, going deep into the most classical areas. While Statholdergaarden’s wine list is fine wine oriented, there are surprising elements when it is studied more closely. If you cannot manage to book a table, the informal restaurant in the cellar shares the wine list with Statholdergaarden – at a discount.
Phone: +47 22 69 60 00
Address: Ullevålsveien 43, Oslo
Smalhans is a neighbourhood restaurant in the popular St.Hanshaugen area of Oslo. Perhaps the first restaurant in Oslo to offer a pure naked wine wine list, Smalhans is now well established among the locals as the place to go for for a full “Krøsus” menu, a snack in the bar, a plat du jour or a Sunday burger. The menu is varied and takes inspiration from all the corners of the world, and the wine list features some of the most well known naturalist wine makers of Europe.
Phone: +47 921 69 062
Address: Trondheimsveien 2, Oslo
Txotx is something as exotic as a Basque pintxos bar in Oslo, the interior is fun and casual, and the wine list is Iberican. Txotx might just have the widest selection of wines from Spain and Portugal available in Norway, with both modern and traditional producers represented. And of course some Txakoli.
Phone: +47 406 75 231
Address: Trondheimsveien 2, Oslo
Trattoria Popolare has become the most popular trattoria in Oslo. The sound of the waiters’ shoes over tiled floors, glasses meeting and buzz from wine sipping guests give resonance to the Italian eatery. The Trattoria Popolare wine list is of course geared towards Italy and it carries a large selection from the country’s wine regions, both classic and natural wines and bottles with age.
Phone: +47 22 60 06 66
Address: Waldemar Thranes gate 70, Oslo
Tranen is located just between Grunerløkka and St.Hanshaugen. Refurbished a few years back, Tranen reopened as a pizza place, serving some of the best pizzas in Oslo with a broad range of white and red pizzas. Their rein deer and pomegranate pizza is perhaps their most famous, but you will also find more traditional pizzas. And here you will find anything from excentric Austrian natural wine makers to the finest producers from Burgundy.
Phone: +47 21 50 72 20
Address: Stortingsgata 16, Oslo
A pizza gem located right off one of the main metro stations in the Oslo city center combines convenience, modern pizzas and an extensive list of fine wines (including a whole lot of Domaine Leflaive and Pingus). There is also a good selection of wines by the glass.
Phone: +47 46746044
Address: Lakkegata 55, Oslo
In the eastern part of Oslo city center, tucked in between new office buildings, an old listed building houses Vintage Kitchen, a restaurant and wine bar. Vintage Kitchen combines the essence of a Danish “kro”, offering lavish open sandwiches daytime and a classic kitchen in the evenings. The wine list is extensive and mostly classic, but you will find some hipster wines too. Vintage Kitchen also offers a broad selection of wines by the glass.
Phone: +47 974 32 020
Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 60a, Oslo
Best Short List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2020
When Vinoteket opened in 2018, it gained instant fame for three things: the ridiculously low-priced wine list, the innovative pizzas and the fact that former European Sommelier Championship winner Robert Lie was general manager. Today the wine prices are a bit more normal (albeit still cheap), the pizzas are as good as ever, and the wine list continues to evolve and grow. While the combination of great pizza and a kick-ass wine list has been seen before, it's unusual to find such a relaxed and friendly venue in an area of Oslo known just as much for its poor taste as it's wealth and lavish sp...